Inquisitive, spunky, and smart. The Yorkshire Terrier was developed during the mid-1800’s in the northern English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Yorkies have a long, fine, and straight coat. They are among the smallest of dogs, standing only six or seven inches tall and weighing anywhere from about two to seven pounds. Though they are small, they pack a lot of personality and entertainment and respond well to training.
Common Health Conditions
- Mostly common in undersized dogs, collapsing trachea is one of the most common genetic health problems in Yorkies. The windpipe or trachea looks abnormally narrow in a Yorkshire Terrier affected by the disease.
- Yorkies are small dogs, and have a small jaw. This can lead to some issues like overcrowded mouth. This can lead to a disease of the gums, tooth loss and bacteria building in the mouth.
- Hypoglycemia—also known as low blood sugar—is a condition found in most toy breeds. Their small bodies have a harder time regulating their blood sugar, but if it’s caught early on there’s virtually no risk and it’s easily treatable.